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Galaxy Masses as Constraints of Formation Models (IAU S311)

Galaxy Masses as Constraints of Formation Models (IAU S311)

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: June 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107078697

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  • Bringing together theorists, observers and instrumentation specialists, IAU Symposium 311 provides an overview of the techniques used to measure the masses of stars, gas and dark matter in galaxies, and explores what these mass determinations tell us about galaxy evolution. A key advance in recent years has been the enrichment of studies of the luminosity evolution of galaxies with determinations of their stellar or total masses from dynamical analyses using stellar populations, stellar or gaseous dynamical models, and weak or strong lensing. This volume addresses some of the fundamental questions in the field: what key observables can be robustly reproduced by the models? How should existing and new instrumentation be optimized for galaxy evolution studies? And, what future observations would be most useful to constrain the models? IAU S311 offers a valuable insight into this rapidly developing and interdisciplinary area of study, for researchers and graduate students.

    • Comprehensive overview of the techniques used in galaxy mass determinations
    • Up-to-date review of galaxy formation models
    • Examines the roles of stellar and dark matter in galaxy formation and evolution
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    • Date Published: June 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107078697
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 178 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Local group proper motion dynamics
    Mass modelling from stellar streams in the Milky Way
    Dark matter inner slope and concentration in galaxies: from the Fornax dwarf to M87
    Dynamical mass determinations and scaling relations of early-type galaxies
    The outer halos of early-type galaxies
    Massive elliptical galaxies: BH scouring or a bottom-heavy IMF?
    X-ray measurements of the mass profiles in massive isolated elliptical galaxies
    Reconstructing the mass assembly history with kinematics and nuclear light profiles
    Connection between dynamically derived IMF normalisation and stellar populations
    ATLAS-3D stellar population gradients
    Late stages of stellar evolution in population models
    Element abundance ratios in stellar population modelling
    NaD excess objects and its implications on initial mass function
    Scaling laws for dark matter halos in late-type and dwarf spheroidal galaxies
    Angular momentum across the Hubble sequence from the CALIFA survey
    The stellar mass of M31 as inferred by the Andromeda Optical and Infrared Disk Survey
    Galaxy halo masses from weak gravitational lensing
    Stellar masses calibrated with micro-lensed quasars MaNGA: Mapping nearby galaxies at Apache Point Observatory
    The SAMI galaxy survey: early data release and first science
    The KMOS galaxy clusters project
    The Dark Halo – spheroid conspiracy reloaded: evolution with redshift
    Applying galactic archaeology to massive galaxies using deep imaging surveys
    The evolution of the ages and metallicities of massive galaxies since z = 0.7
    The growth channel of massive galaxies
    Initial mass function for massive galaxies at z ∼ 1
    The secret life of galaxies
    Kinematic evolution of field and cluster spiral galaxies
    The dwarfs beyond: relating stellar and halo mass in dwarf galaxies to z ∼ 1
    Author index.

  • Editors

    Michele Cappellari, University of Oxford

    Stéphane Courteau, Queen's University, Ontario

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